Since the implementation of the Coronavirus Act and Practice Direction 51Z Landlords have been unable to progress claims for possession. As the stay for proceedings is due to expire on the 25 June 2020 we will look at the current position and upcoming changes and where this leaves existing proceedings and potential claims as well as exploring the other options available to Landlords.
About the Speakers:
Nick Billingham, Partner, Housing Management & Property Litigation, Devonshires
Nick advises on all aspects of housing law, housing and property litigation. His clients are typically housing associations and local authorities. His specialisms include complex litigation including judicial review, together with non-contentious advice relating in particular to policies and procedures, rent and service charge issues, and compliance with Regulation.
Donna McCarthy, Partner, Housing Management & Property Litigation
Donna heads up a team advising on all aspects of housing management law and practice, acting for Local Authorities, Registered Providers and private landlords in complex litigation, including possession proceedings; actions to restrain Anti-Social Behaviour; injunctions and disrepair actions. She also advises social landlords on matters of housing policy and procedure. She has particular specialism in matters relating to mental health, capacity and safeguarding.
Rebecca Brady, Chartered Legal Executive, Housing Management & Property Litigation
Rebecca advises and accepts instructions from Local Authorities and Registered Providers on all aspects of housing and tenancy management, including possession claims and injunction applications based on a wide range of issues such as Anti-Social Behaviour, tenancy fraud, sub-letting, rent arrears, access issues and other breaches of tenancy. Rebecca also advises on disrepair, service charge disputes and general property litigation in both the County Court and the First-tier Property Tribunal.
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